Books for Chemistry

Here is an exhaustive list of Chemistry text books suggested for competitive exams.
The books which have been tagged as "Recommended" were used by me in some or the other way.
Note that I used a lot of books myself (I had a library of books at my home). However, you are not expected to buy them all. Use your own discretion here.
Also note that the books in the below link have been verified by me. At times I see people getting confused on which version to buy. The below versions are the ones that I myself used and are indeed worth a try.




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  1. I think you forgot to add ncert for inorganic(probably), sn sanyal, book for qualitative analysis.

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    1. NCERT is always included

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    2. What do you have to say about Solomon and Fryhle ? Is it better than Morrison and Boyd ? Which is the best book for beginner and average student ?
      P.S.: Abhi do din huae 11 mein aaye aur teacher school mein Oraganic se shuru ki aur dan danate hueae aage bad gayi ? I am perplexed .

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  2. bhaiya,
    what is the most important book to buy in each physical,inorganic and organic

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  3. Which is best for organic chemistry -
    LG Wade or Morrison Boyd ?

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  4. sir we r presently finding it v expensive to purchase lg wade.Could u suggest an ideal time of the yr when it can be purchased.I am in 11,cbse board and have completed only 1st 2 chapters and basics of chemical bonding in chem.I will be much obliged if u can kindly tell me. Thanking you,
    yours faithfully,
    Partha Majumdar

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    1. Hello Partha, I understand that the book is expensive, but I really recommend it to the aspirants because I myself gave this book 4 complete readings during my JEE days.
      There is no specific time to buy this book.
      Buy it as soon as you start with organic chemistry

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    2. Thank u very much.I am very much benifitted by or advice.......i will try my best to purchase it as soon as i start organic chemistry

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  5. Hey Aman could you suggest a source for practical organic chemistry? Most books including LG Wade, Peter Sykes, solomons, etc. don't have it as a separate chapter. Also in the fiitjee package of POC things are not given in detail though atleast all of it is in one place. Also write about how you managed this particular part of organic.

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    1. FIITJEE packages are sufficient for JEE

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  8. Can thorough study of ncert(chemistry)+exemplar fetch me good marks in JEE MAINS say 80-90 marks i.e. is ncert (chemistry) with exemplar enough for mains?

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    1. Just as *good marks* has a different definition for different people (for instance, you consider 80-90 marks as good, for someone else, they might not be good), so is the case with *thorough study* :)

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  9. Confused >.<

    You mentioned that LG Wade for Organic is highly recommended.

    But next to it in comments you said FIITJEE Packages are enough for Organic.

    So shall I go for LG Wade or not Bhaiya ?

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  10. Confused >.<

    You mentioned that LG Wade for Organic is highly recommended.

    But next to it in comments you said FIITJEE Packages are enough for Organic.

    So shall I go for LG Wade or not Bhaiya ?

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    1. No, don't get confused.
      Read the context carefully and then come to a conclusion before getting confused.

      "Aman said that Abhishek is a good boy" is way different from "Rahul said that *Aman said that Abhishek is a good boy*"

      Don't just read the sentence. It is important to understand the context as well

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    2. Okay. But I still didnt got to any conclusion. Now I have my Organic Chemistry theoretical portion done and practiced good from my packages and Archives but my teacher in FIITJEE says that I need more practice. So which book should I refer for solving problems of Organic Chemistry?

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  11. Sir Is TMH Best For Full Mathematics Includeing Calculus Algebra Co-ordinate Geometry Or Something Else You Want To Say










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  12. hey goel
    lg wade is not useful for jee adv not even for mains
    plz dont misguide students b suggesting wrong books

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    1. Are you serious?
      AIR 1 IIT JEE 2010 Jithender Reddy studied LG Wade
      I (AIR 33 JEE Advanced 2013) studied LG Wade for JEE Advanced Organic Chemistry
      I (115/120 in Chemistry in JEE Main 2013 - highest in India) studied LG Wade for JEE Main Organic Chemistry
      LG Wade is the book used in B.Tech First Year at IIT Bombay for the Organic Chemistry course

      Getting the facts right before raising the voice is always appreciated :)

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  13. hello Aman can you tell the substitute for FIIT JEE packages .

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  15. i am in 12 and preparing for iit jee its november 17 today could i be able to clear iit main or advance. i have to cover my 11 and 12 topics from starting even my concepts are slighty weak if yes how should i prepare-book time table ...... i also have to prepare my boards till end feb . i am taking tution of all sub for jee should i join fiitjee test series or vmc final step

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  16. Can u suggest how should people like me( jee 2016 aspirants) study if we have to start now and from basics to advanced level.
    Thank you

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  17. I am confused how to compare stability of compounds. How can i learn this

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  18. Enter your comment...Sir,,can you please tell me ,,after passing 10th,,,how should I start my board as well as IITJEE preparation,,,also please suggest me some books to start with...

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  19. You have mentioned everywhere that you must buy LG wade organic chemistry as it explains the concept well and it is the book for beginners.But in other sites Lg wade book is not listed at all and it is a unpopular book.Should i really buy the book or buy morrison
    & boyd organic chemistry?

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  20. I have all subjects cengage publications for advanced, and arihant master resource book for mains,HC Verma, OP tondon for physical, plus narayana institution materials.
    Is it very important to get lg wade organic? Because, I thought Cengage was sufficient.

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  21. how is peter attkins for getting a 2 digit rank?plz reply fast as possible

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  22. Which can be referred for solving problems for Organic Chemistry?

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  23. Which book is best for Physical Chemistry????Bhaiya Pls answer.....

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  24. Will RC MUKHERJEE be enough for Physical Chemistry???

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  25. Will RC MUKHERJEE be enough for Physical Chemistry???

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  26. Which book is best for Physical Chemistry????Bhaiya Pls answer.....

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  28. I am currnlently at vibrant academy but they are not providing much problems for vector . Aman can u suggest a good book only for vectors .

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  29. Hi, Sorry for stupid question, is there a better substitute for p/d/f blocks and related stuff (reactions) than NCERT, I just cannot sit through it, have tried 15-20 time and wasted most of it. I know bonding pretty good, is RK Gupta good enough for advanced theory?

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  30. Hi bhaiya,
    I just wanted to know that which is the best book to understand mechanisms and fine rules and other details (basically theory) for organic chemistry..
    Is ncert good for organic chemistry also...

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  31. Will the study material (distance learning) provided by study institute like resonance and fiitjee work instead of these books?

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  32. Would you recommend MS Chouhan for problem solving in organic chemistry?

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  33. Would you recommend MS Chouhan for problem solving in organic chemistry?

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  34. Please tell some good books for problem solving ... for organic chemistry

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  35. aman bhaiya
    which edition of LG WADE you prefer 6th or 8th
    plz tell.

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  36. Which is better lg wade or Morrison and Boyd

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  37. bhaiya in lg wade there are many topic which is out of syllabus and it is time taking what should i do

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  38. Dada u recommended TMH for Maths.i liked the book.Should I also buy the Chemistry one or wait for GMP.?Also a review package has been given.Is it GMP?Upon it is written"REVIEW PACKAGE".Please advise.

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  39. Hello Aman bro, I am struggling with thermodynamics concepts, specially the entropy portion and around, like Gibbs Free energy etc. So, does OP Tondon's theory covers that part? Please reply soon, only 2 months left for my preparation :)

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  40. Hey!I just found out the 8th edition of lg wade is available at a price much lower than the 6th edition (the one that you have recommended). Are there any specific differences between the two? I am a JEE 2018 aspiriant and organic hasn't started yet in my coaching. It will start probably in next 15 days, so please help me to decide which one to buy.

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  41. Hi sir, could you suggest me one or two book which covers almost whole theory (jee main and advanced, it will be ok if it's not having enough problems) for organic chemistry?

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